Family Activities

We Have a Lot to Offer for the Whole Family – Year Round

Family Program paint a mural

Letterboxing
Location: Throughout the grounds of WheatonArts

Do you letterbox? WheatonArts is a letterbox location! Use clues to locate letterboxes and record your findings in your passport. Information on the tools you will need and clues to find the letterboxes can be found online at letterboxing.org. A list of clues for letterboxes at WheatonArts and suggested tools are available at the Gatehouse.

Outdoor Chalk Board
Location: Top Shelf Mobile Cuisine

Stop by our New Retro SUITE ART Chalk Board. Feel free to create your very own masterpiece! Encourage artistic expression in your little ones with our PETITE ART Chalk Board made especially for them.

Creation Stations
Locations: Please see the Creation Station Booklet for a map of locations

Pick up a Creation Station activity book at the Gatehouse and use it as a guide to explore our grounds and locate the six Creation Stations! After visiting every station and completing the activities in your book, bring your completed book to the General Store to receive a prize!

Sidewalk Chalk
Locations: sidewalks in front of Museum of American Glass, Administration Building, Crafts Studio and General Store.

Play games or create works of art using sidewalk chalk!

Outdoor and Oversized Games
Location: The Green and Top Shelf Mobile Cuisine

Enjoy creative play! Choose from an assortment of fun games including jumbo checkers, a 4 foot tumble tower, giant garden dominos, jumbo bubbles and croquet!

  • Jumbo Checkers: Museum
  • Tumble Tower: General Store
  • Dominoes: Museum
  • Bubbles: Gatehouse
  • Croquet: Gallery
  • Connect Four: Top Shelf
  • Tic-Tac-Toe: Top Shelf

Join the FUN and CREATE with us! During the 2017 winter season, WheatonArts offers FREE family art workshops every other weekend. These Wheaton Wide Open Workshops are presented by PNC Arts Alive and take place in the Gallery of Fine Craft at WheatonArts. All materials are provided.  Click here to learn more!